Geography 2010A/B Chapter 2: GEO2010 Chapter 2 Notes.docx

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Physiography: study of landforms, their underlying geology, and the processes that shape these landforms: geomorphology. Physical geography has distinct and unique regional patterns across. Physiographic regions are one aspect of this physical diversity. Climate, soils, and natural vegetation are another aspect and provide basis for biodiversity. Impact of human activity is changing the natural environment and, in the case of air, soil, and water pollution, there are long-term negative implications for all life forms. Physical geography has a powerful impact on canadians by making certain areas more attractive for settlement and urban / industrial development. This relationship between the natural environment and the human world forms the basis of the core / periphery model. 5 basic elements: geology, physiography (shape of the surface), climate, vegetation, soil. Denudation: process of breaking down and removing loose material found at the surface of the earth.

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